Introduction to Epidemiology

Course Code :2021GENEP1
Study domain:Epidemiology
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:21
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)- NNB

3. Course contents *

This module introduces the student to the basic terminology and to the basic principles applied in epidemiology. We start from some historical examples of epidemiological research and show how epidemiology gradually evolved into the methodology of the study of the occurrence of health related phenomena in human (and by extent in animal) populations. The different measures of occurrence and association and the related concept of (effect) modification are introduced.  Next, the concepts of bias and confounding are presented and discussed.

In the second part of this module we present the different realms where epidemiological methods are applied with a view of orienting the student for his/hers own research (master thesis).